Fayetteville Roots Festival to cover music, art, food

Posted: August 19, 2018 at 2:16 a.m.

The music lineup for the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Wednesday-Aug. 26, includes Booker T. Jones (shown) and Mavis Staples (Wednesday), Del McCoury Band (Thursday), Flaco Jimenez (Thursday and Friday), Gillian Welch (with David Rawlings) and Gregory Alan Isacov (Saturday) and Turnpike Troubadours (Aug. 26).

The Fayetteville Roots Festival, a five-day urban music and food event, kicks off Wednesday and runs through Aug. 26, featuring nationally known musicians paired with undiscovered regional and local talent on more than 10 music stages, plus culinary events focusing on locally grown produce, locally raised meats and products from the Ozarks. The festival also includes film screenings, live radio broadcasts, workshops, a kids/family concert and live art.

Elisabeth Evans and Barry Debois make music together in TheatreSquared’s production of Once, opening Wednesday.

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